Francis Taylor Building has announced that Michael Rhimes and Flora Curtis have accepted invitations to join chambers as tenants.
Rhimes’s recent experience includes assisting Melissa Murphy both defending and bringing claims in the High Court challenging the grant (or refusal) of planning permission. He has also assisted a member of chambers drafting a statement of case for an appeal to the Upper Tribunal (lands chamber) on whether a stables was a non-domestic hereditament and hence liable for rates.
Curtis’s recent experience includes advising a local residents’ group on the prospects of successfully challenging a draft local plan review; acting as sole counsel for a London borough council to defend two appeals brought against decisions of its licensing sub-committee; and assisting Gregory Jones QC and Alexander Greaves at a four-week planning inquiry into an application called in by the secretary of state for the development of an underground metallurgical coal mine in West Cumbria.
Pictured: Flora Curtis
Thumbnail: Michael Rhimes
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